At the little office where I work, in a little village just west of Birmingham (UK), big things have been happening.
Shop Made, one of the three main companies within our offices, have been selling online shops for some time now with an established customer base, almost all of which are using the Magento e-commerce platform. Each shop has been hand-crafted and manually titivated until it becomes a masterpiece – days of work go into each and every shop ever sold, and while that’s not a bad thing, it certainly got us thinking…
Shop Made’s Brainchild
What if we could create the same high-quality e-commerce stores, build them upon the same industry-leading e-commerce platform, but do it all in a fraction of the time and soon on a much larger, albeit global scale?
If other companies can make e-commerce so easily saleable as its own hosted package then surely we can, right? We may not have the huge workforce nor the upfront investment that our now-competitors have, but something we do have is passion and commitment.
It was all talk at first, somewhat being the original “pipe-dream” of the company that is now a far more reachable goal than before seen. Nonetheless, Office-talk turned into meetings, meetings became planning, and planning became development.
That’s where I come in – I was tasked with the creation of a system that can make online shops with just a few easy steps.